Monday, 30 November 2009

A scary ride

Recently, three young women on their way home to Goregaon mall felt it would be unsafe to walk the short stretch, considering that it was almost midnight and, incidentally, they were being followed by two men on a bike. They quickly stopped a rickshaw and asked the driver to take them home which was just at the end of the dark, lonely patch of road. The driver though developed cold feet at the idea.

He refused despite repeated assurances that several other autorickshaws are parked there for the night. The trio though managed to jump inside the rickshaw, unmindful of his protests, "How will I go back from there? What if someone murders me?" The only assurance which eventually gave him some strength came from one of the girls who offered to drop him back to the main road after he dropped the others home. Holding on to this promise, the driver reached the destination and perhaps also a realisation--the road was not as scary as he had imagined.

5 comments:

A New Beginning said...

Nice post:) Long time!

Antarman said...

is it true? then we really need some law and order over there.

Destiny's child... said...

Hats off to the young girl! Just one question, if the girl was as courageous as to drop the rickshawala back to the main road, why did they ever approach him? ;) She could have led the way, right?

Akshay said...

@ Sana: It was indeed after a long time that a tidbit like this came up.

@ Antarman: It is true but the situation was not so bad to call for law and order problem. It was just a joke in the end :)

@ Veena: That is another way of looking at it. Nice to receive your comment.

Akshay said...

@ Sana: It was indeed after a long time that a tidbit like this came up.

@ Antarman: It is true but the situation was not so bad to call for law and order problem. It was just a joke in the end :)

@ Veena: That is another way of looking at it. Nice to receive your comment.